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Wotton named captain

Mark Wotton, who brought 16 years of professional hockey experience to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, was named captain of Sound Tigers at the start of the regular season. Jeremy Colliton and Allan Rourke were named alternate captains for the Sound Tigers who opened the season with a 5-3 win at Binghamton on Sunday.

Wotton won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup with the Hershey Bears last winter. The 5-foot-10, 196-pound defenseman, who will turn 33 on Oct. 16, is a Foxwarren, Manitoba native. He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 10th round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. Wotton has played in 43 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars and has played in Russia, in the Western Hockey League, the International Hockey League, and AHL and NHL.

"Mark Wotton brings character and leadership to the locker room and experience to the ice," Sound Tigers President Howard Saffan said. "He will serve as a great role model for our younger players."

Colliton, a 21-year-old centerman, and Rourke, a 26-year-old defenseman, are both returnees to the Sound Tigers' lineup. Colliton, 6-2, 195, was selected by the Sound Tigers' parent club, the New York Islanders, in the second round of the 2003 draft. Rourke, 6-2, 213, was selected by Toronto in the sixth round of the 1998 draft.

The Sound Tigers play their first regular season home game Friday, Oct. 20 against the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 (against Springfield at 4 p.m.) is Pink Rink Night to benefit the American Cancer Society. For ticket information, including group discount opportunities, visit soundtigers.com or call 334-4625.
 

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Americans defeat Moose

Greg Jacina, Clarke MacArthur, Daniel Paille and Brandon Smith each contributed a goal and an assist as the Rochester Americans scored four unanswered goals in the third period to down the Manitoba Moose 6-3 in AHL action Sunday night.

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Four unanswered goals sink Moose

Getting to the turn was no problem, but closing the deal proved to be tough.

AMERICANS 6 MOOSE 3

Despite taking a one-goal lead early in the third period, the Manitoba Moose gave up four straight goals to drop a 6-3 decision to the Rochester Americans in American Hockey League action before a crowd of 5,035 at the Blue Cross Arena.

"It was just a matter of bad decisions and it's something we're going to have to work on," said Moose forward Jason Jaffray. "When you play a good team, you can't give up the lead in the third period."

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Sound Tigers 5, Senators 3

Bridgeport 3 1 1--5

Binghamton 0 2 1--3

First period - 1, Br, Ferraro 1 (Comeau, Rourke) 8:21 (PP); 2, Br, Aquino 1 (Marjamaki) 9:34 (PP); 3, Br, Nilsson 1 (Fata, Comeau) 14:13 (PP). Penalties - Br, Nokelainen (hooking) 5:34; Bing, Potulny (hooking) 7:50; Bing, Komadoski (boarding) 7:50; Bing, Komadoski (roughing) 7:50; Br, Nokelainen (roughing) 7:50; Bing, Luttinen (holding) 12:56; Br, Rourke (high sticking) 13:09; Bing, Hedlund (tripping) 13:21; Bing, Robins (roughing) 16:20; Br, Halvardsson (roughing) 16:20; Bing, Malec (hooking) 17:27; Bing, Pecker (roughing) 20:00.

Second period - 4, Bing, Luttinen 2 (Malec, Hennessy) 16:02; 5, Bing, Heerema 2 (Cook) 17:41 (PP); Br, Nielsen 1 (Comeau, Mitchell) 19:24. Penalties - Bing, Fitzpatrick (elbowing) 4:02; Br, Ogorodnikov (hooking) 14:02; Br, Marjamaki (hooking) 16:01; Br, Comeau (hooking) 16:44.

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Degon Starting To Emerge As A Leader

For all the talk about the Wolf Pack having their youngest team, many of the novices gave them their best chance to pull out a victory against Springfield Saturday night.

Marvin Degon, who joined the Pack on a tryout March 16 after finishing his eligibility at UMass, was the best defenseman, scoring once and hitting a crossbar and a post during the 3-2 loss.

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Amerks hit six again as Mr. Smith calls the shots

They're not calling him grandpa just yet.

Maybe it's because Brandon Smith, the only 30-something on the Rochester Americans, isn't playing like an old man.

Smith scored the tying goal on a power play early in the third period and helped create the game-breaker late in the period as the Amerks defeated the Manitoba Moose 6-3 on Sunday night at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.

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Monarchs win opener, 5-4

The Monarchs worked overtime and thensome to eke out the first pro head coaching victory for Manchester coach Mark Morris.

“Whatever it takes,” smiled Morris. “A win's a win no matter how you slice it.”

Petr Kanko, Lauri Tukonen and Konstantin Pushkarev neatly put away shootout goals, to seal the 5-4 victory for the hosts. Pushkarev’s was a fake shot in the slot, move left but reach and leave the puck sliding in at the backdoor. It is a move Pushkarev has nicknamed, “The End,” and it was.

“To see guys like Kanko, Tukonen and Pushkarev score the way they did with the pressure they had on them is encouraging for us,” Morris said.

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Aeros Summary

With the Aeros trailing by a goal late in the second period, forward Benoit Pouliot scored his first pro goal when he deflected a shot by Chris Ovington past Dan Ellis.

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Lost weekend for Aeros

Not even Mr. Hockey could keep the Aeros from getting swept in their opening weekend.

With Gordie Howe looking on at Toyota Center after having his No. 9 retired before the game, the Aeros faltered late as the Iowa Stars scored two third-period goals to cruise to a 6-3 win Sunday night.

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Van Allen to be busy as Sens' talent judge

Meet Shaun Van Allen.

A former NHL center and one-time radio personality in Ottawa, Van Allen was in town this weekend in his new role as director of player evaluation for the Ottawa Senators.

With 12 to 13 players in Ottawa's system slated to move on to the pro ranks next season, and with Ottawa general manager John Muckler saying the evaluation of lower-level players is more and more significant in the new salary-capped NHL, it's likely you'll be hearing Van Allen's name again.

"From what they've explained to me, I will be going around watching all the players in Ottawa's organization, from college to junior to Binghamton here," Van Allen said after Saturday night's season opener. "And just filling out reports, and filling in John Muckler, just giving my opinion on these players."

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B-Sens take a step back against Bridgeport

Before the Binghamton Senators took the ice for games this weekend, a collection of clips in honor of their fifth anniversary season aired on the video boards at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

It's a well-done montage, featuring snippets from the 2002 press conference announcing the team's arrival, plus highlights of B-Sens standouts like Ray Emery, Jason Spezza and Denis Hamel.

Sunday afternoon, the B-Sens themselves took the look back to another level, playing a first period straight out of last season. They committed eight penalties, gave up three power-play goals and despite a stronger finish, never could recover in a 5-3 loss to the visiting Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

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Stars in first place after latest win

The Iowa Stars are in first place for the first time in their brief history after beating Houston 6-3 on Sunday.

Marty Sertich scored two goals for the Stars, who beat San Antonio in their season opener on Saturday. Iowa was 3-for-10 on the power play, and scored a short-handed goal for the second game in a row.

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Wolves Weekly Press Notes

ASON KROG: Registered three goals, one assist and a +3 plus/minus rating in his Wolves debut on Saturday ... Shares second in the AHL with three goals and is tied for seventh with four points ... Earned 28 points (14G, 14A) in 29 games with Servette Geneve of the Swiss National League last season before joining Vasta Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League ... Notched six points (5G, A) in seven games with Vasta Frolunda

--- DARREN HAYDAR: Tallied two goals and a +3 plus/minus rating in his first game as a member of the Wolves on Saturday ... Ranked fifth in the American Hockey League with 92 points and seventh with 57 assists in 80 games with the Milwaukee Admirals last season ... Paced the AHL with 18 goals and 35 points in 21 postseason tilts last year, helping the Admirals to the Calder Cup Finals

--- MICHAEL GARNETT: Notched his third career AHL shutout against Peoria on Saturday ... Posted one shutout in 35 appearances with the Wolves last season ... Led Chicago goaltenders with 15 wins, 1,892 minutes played and 785 saves last year ... Notched a 10-7-4 mark, two shutouts, a 3.45 goals-against average and an .885 save percentage in 24 appearances with the Atlanta Thrashers last season, his NHL debut

--- STEVE MARTINS: Dished out an assist on Saturday in his first game with the Wolves in five seasons ... Skated in parts of two seasons with Chicago (1997-98 and 2000-01), collecting 21 goals, 43 assists, 64 points and 122 penalty minutes in 83 regular-season games ... Helped the Wolves capture the 1998 Turner Cup Championship ... Shared fifth in the AHL and paced the Binghamton Senators last year with a career-high 58 assists, and ranked 12th in the league and second on the team with a career-most 80 points

--- ALEX BOURRET: Registered an assist in his professional debut on Saturday ... Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft ... Ranked seventh in the QMJHL with a career-high 70 assists and eighth with a career-most 114 points in 67 games last season with the Shawinigan Cataractes

--- CORY LAROSE: Posted an assist in the season-opener on Saturday ... Paced Langnau of the Swiss National League last season with 17 goals and ranked second with 31 points in 42 outings ... Held second on the Wolves with 63 points - one shy of matching a career-high - in 80 games during the 2004-05 season

HOME BOYS

The Wolves open their 40-game home slate when they battle the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena on Sat., Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Chicago has notched a 7-4-0-1-0 (.625) record in 12 all-time home openers, which includes losses in each of the last two.

WOLF TRACKS

--- Chicago's shutout against Peoria on Saturday marked just the second time in franchise history the team blanked an opponent on opening night; the Wolves also shut out the Manitoba Moose, 3-0, to launch their Turner Cup Championship year in 1997-98.

--- The Wolves recorded just two shutouts all of last season and did not blank an opponent until Feb. 25, the team's 55th outing of the year.

--- Center JASON KROG's hat trick was Chicago's 60th all-time and the second during a season opener; former Wolves forward MARK LAWRENCE turned the trick during the 2000-01 opener.

--- Last season, center DEREK MacKENZIE posted Chicago's only three-goal performance on Jan. 18, 2006, in the team's 39th game.

--- Saturday's victory improved Chicago's all-time opening night record to 7-3-0-3-0 (.654).

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

Wolves fans will have the opportunity to adopt a dog at Saturday's home opener through Chicago's Department of Animal Care and Control's (ACC) Adopt-a-Dog program, sponsored by Urban Out Sitters. Fans will have a chance to bring home a furry friend both at the tailgate party - which runs from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Southwest Parking Lot - or during the game in the East Lobby of the Allstate Arena.

WOLVES REWIND (1-0-0-0)

Oct. 7 Chicago 5, (at) Peoria 0
--- The Wolves launched their 13th season on a high note as they blanked the Peoria Rivermen, 5-0, at Carver Arena
--- Netminder MICHAEL GARNETT turned in a 28-save shutout performance, while center JASON KROG collected three goals and an assist.
--- Center DARREN HAYDAR also chipped in two goals while rookies ALEX BOURRET, JORDAN LaVALLEE and BORIS VALABIK collected an assist each in their pro debuts

THIS WEEK

Fri., Oct. 13 at Milwaukee Admirals Bradley Center 7:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 14 vs. Milwaukee Admirals Allstate Arena 7:00 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 15 vs. Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights Allstate Arena 5:00 p.m.

ALL GAMES TELECAST LIVE ON COMCAST To watch or listen to the action live online, log on to www.chicagowolves.com
 

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Admirals stumble in season opener

OVERALL...The Admirals (0-1-0-0) started the season in unimpressive fashion, falling to the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights 7-1 at the Bradley Center on Saturday night. Omaha scored early and often, posting a shorthanded goal 53 seconds into the game and by the end of the first period it was 3-0. Alexander Radulov scored the lone goal for the Admirals, and that didn't even come until the Ads were down 6-0.

VS. CHICAGO...The Wolves and Admirals battle in a home-and-home series this weekend, the first two of ten contests between the squads this year. Last season the Ads posted a 6-3-1 record, outscoring them 36-35. Milwaukee had a 3-2 record at the Bradley Center, while going 3-1-1 at the All-State Arena in Chicago. All-time between the two clubs the Admirals have a 65-43-1-13 record, including a 38-21-0-5 mark at the BC and a 27-22-1-8 record south of the border.

LESS THAN STELLAR START...The seven goals the Admirals surrendered on Saturday night were the most they had allowed on an opening night since giving up a touchdown to the Peoria Rivermen on October 4th. The game also set a dubious record of the highest margin of defeat in the first game of the year, breaking the old mark of five. The last time Milwaukee lost by six or more goals was a 6-0 defeat to Chicago on February 9th, 2001.

LEADER OF THE PACK...Claude Noel begins his fourth season as the Admirals bench boss, after leading the team to unprecedented prosperity over the previous three seasons that included two trips to the Calder Cup Finals and the organization's first professional championship in 2004. The 2004 American Hockey League Coach of the Year has a career record of 142-69-18-11, good for a .652 winning percentage. Under Noel's tutelage, the Ads have become just the third team in AHL history to post three consecutive 100-point seasons.

WELCOME TO MILWAUKEE...Noel has a new assistant behind the bench this year as Lane Lambert takes over for Todd Richards, who was named the head coach in Wilkes-Barre. Lambert joins the Admirals after serving as an assistant in Bridgeport for the Sound Tigers last year. Prior to that he was the head coach of the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League. The Melfort, SASK native finished an 18-year playing career with 58 goals and 67 assists for 125 points and 521 penalty minutes in 283 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, and Quebec Nordiques.

NAME TAGS, PLEASE...The Admirals roster has a completely different look to it this year, with just seven players on the active roster who played a majority of the games in Milwaukee last season. Those players include defensemen T.J. Reynolds, Kevin Klein, Sheldon Brookbank and Nathan Lutz and forwards Paul Brown, Brandon Segal, and Rich Peverley. In addition, Segal and Lutz are the lone remaining players who were members of the Admirals 2004 Calder Cup Championship team.

NHL TALENT... The Admirals currently have three players on their roster this season that played in over 38 games in the NHL last season. Defenseman Nolan Yonkman posted seven assists and 86 penalty minutes in 38 games for Washington last year, while Patrick Leahy had four goals and four assists in 43 games with Boston. Shane Endicott, who played against the Ads in the 2004 Calder Cup Finals as a member of the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, notched a goal and an assist in 41 contests for Pittsburgh.

THE NEXT LEVEL... Greg Zanon, Shea Weber, Scottie Upshall, and Jordin Tootoo, all players who spent most of last season with the Admirals, made the Nashville Predators roster out of training camp this year. Defensemen Zanon, who captained the Ads last season, had just two games of NHL experience entering this year, while Weber logged 28 regular season contests and four play-off games with the Preds in 05-06. Meanwhile, last season, Upshall had NHL-career highs in games played (48), goals (8), assists (16), and points (24) and Tootoo had career best in assists (6) and points (10).

HONORING A LEGEND... The Admirals will honor recently retired Executive Vice-President/General Manager Phil Wittliff next Friday night when they take on the Chicago Wolves at 7:00 at the BC. All fans in attendance will receive a placard commemorating Wittliff's career and there will be a pre-game ceremony to honor him. Wittliff, who called it quits in July after 30-plus years with the organization, served the team as a player, coach, general manager and front office executive. The Notre Dame alum is the team's all-time coaching leader with 378 wins over three different coaching stints. He was a player on the 1976 USHL championship team and the GM when the Ads captured the 2004 Calder Cup Title.

OVER THE AIR AND ON THE WEB... The Admirals enter their second season airing games on Milwaukee's ESPN Radio 1510 AM (days)/1290 AM (nights) with Aaron Sims calling all of the hard-hitting end-to-end action. In addition, the team has a one-hour hockey magazine dubbed "Milwaukee Admirals Center Ice" every Tuesday from 6-7 pm on ESPN Radio. Fans can watch all Admirals games, home and on the road, live on the internet via B2 Networks. Simply go the Admirals website at www.milwaukeeadmirals.com and click on the B2 logo.
 

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Senators weekly

LAST WEEK: Binghamton opened their fifth anniversary season at home on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH vs. SYRACUSE (4-1 W): Goalie KELLY GUARD stole the show in the season opener for Binghamton, stopping 25 of 26 shots to lead the Senators to a 4-1 victory. GUARD was named first star of the game. Right wing JEFF HEEREMA picked up right where he left off last season, scoring the Senators first goal of the season at 2:39 of the first period. Rookie left wing ARTTU LUTTINEN scored his first two AHL points (1g, 1a) against Syracuse, earning the second star of the game. Center BOBBY ROBINS turned in two points (1g, 1a), including the game-winner against Syracuse. Left wing Darcy Verot scored the lone goal for Syracuse. Both teams blanked on the power play, as Binghamton was 0/6 and Syracuse was 0/4. Right wing RYAN VESCE collected his 50th AHL assist on HEEREMA's first period goal. Defenseman TOMAS MALEC played in his 250th AHL game on Saturday night.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th vs. BRIDGEPORT (3-5 L): Right Wing JEFF HEEREMA scored his 250th point on his first of two goals against the Sound Tigers. Bridgeport jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. After ARTTU LUTTINEN put Binghamton on the scoreboard with his second marker of the season, HEEREMA found the net to bring Binghamton within one point of Bridgeport. HEEREMA tallied his second goal of the night at 13:32 of the third to once again get Binghamton to within one point of Bridgeport. The Senators could not find the net in the final minutes despite several good looks and a one-man advantage. The Sound Tigers added an empty netter at 19:46 to seal the game.

THIS WEEK: Binghamton travels to Rochester this Friday to take on the Americans for the first time this season. The Senators then host Rochester on Saturday night before heading to Philadelphia to take on the Phantoms at the Wachovia Center on Sunday. The Senators play five road games before returning home.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH @ ROCHESTER (7:35): The Senators went 4-3-0-1 against Rochester last season, to bring their all-time record to 16-8-3-2-1 against Rochester. Binghamton has won three out of last four against Rochester.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH vs. ROCHESTER (7:05): The Senators went 4-3-0-1 against Rochester last season, to bring their all-time record to 16-8-3-2-1 against Rochester. Binghamton has won three out of last four against Rochester.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH @ PHILADELPHIA (7:05): Binghamton posted a 3-2-3-0 record against the Phantoms last season. The Senators hold a decisive 11-4-0-4-1 advantage all-time against Philadelphia.

SENS IN THE COMMUNITY: The second annual Binghamton Senators Charity Golf Classic is slated for Tuesday, October 10th at Endwell Greens. The golf outing raises money for Family Enrichment Network. Each crew of four golfers is assign on Binghamton Senator. A steak dinner follows the golf tournament.

The Senators will once again participate in the "Light the Night Walk", which is organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help raise awareness about blood cancers. This event takes place at Broome Community College on Thursday, October 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Several players will make an appearance at the Broome County Public Library for Teen Read Week on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Ticket packages and individual tickets can be purchased at the Sens' front office on the third floor of the Arena. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 722-SENS.
 

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Norfolk kicks off 2006-07 campaign

NORFOLK, VA - The Admirals opened their seventh season of AHL hockey last Friday in Philadelphia with a 5-4 overtime loss to the Phantoms. Brandon Bochenski scored the first goal of the season for the Admirals. Carl Corazzini tallied twice and new captain Craig MacDonald had three assists in his Norfolk debut. However, Stefan Ruzicka scored a natural hat trick - including goals with 15 seconds left in the third period and 15 seconds into overtime - to erase a 4-2 Admirals' lead and give the Phantoms the victory.

Norfolk hosts Springfield on Friday and Saturday, October 13th and 14th at Scope during Home Opener Weekend.

STANDINGS

At 0-0-1-0 (1 pt), Norfolk is currently seventh in the East Division. The remaining six teams in the East Division have 2 points each, as Bridgeport, Hershey and Philadelphia (all 1-0-0-0) won their opening games and Albany, Binghamton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (each 1-1-0-0) all split their first two contests.

THE WEEK AHEAD

Friday, October 13...Norfolk vs. Springfield Falcons...7:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 14...Norfolk vs. Springfield Falcons...7:15 p.m.

NORFOLK LEADERS

Goals: Carl Corazzini (2) Assists: Craig MacDonald (3)

Points: Craig MacDonald (3) Games Played: Several (1)

PP goals: Brandon Bochenski (1) SH goals: Carl Corazzini (2)

+/- Rating: Danny Richmond (+2) PIM: Colin Fraser (7)

GAA: Sebastien Caron (4.98) Spct: Sebastien Caron (.800)

Wins: --- Losses: Sebastien Caron (1)

GPI: Sebastien Caron (1) Minutes: Sebastien Caron (61)

SPRINGFIELD LEADERS

Goals: Milley, Delmore, Smaby (1) Assists: Several (1)

Points: Norm Milley (2) Games Played: Several (1)

PP goals: Andy Delmore (1) SH goals: ---

+/- Rating: Norm Milley, Blair Jones (+2) PIM: Mitch Fritz (5)

GAA: Sean Burke (2.00) Spct: Sean Burke (.933)

Wins: Sean Burke (1) Losses: ---

GPI: Sean Burke (1) Minutes: Sean Burke (60)

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TEAM NOTEBOOK

- RW Carl Corazzini became the first Admiral to notch two shorthanded goals in a single game on October 6th.

- New Admirals' Captain Craig MacDonald tied the team record for most points in a Norfolk debut with three points (0+3) on October 6th. He is the fourth player to do it (Mark Janssens, Matt Ellison & Mark Cullen).

- RW Ivan Novoseltsev scored his first goal as an Admiral in his first game as an Admiral on October 6th.

- RW Brandon Bochenski scored his first regular season goal as an Admiral in his first regular season game as an Admiral on October 6th. He had played three games and tallied one goal in the 2006 Calder Cup Playoffs for Norfolk.

- Former Admiral Rene Bourque had a goal and two assists in Chicago's 8-6 win in Nashville in the Blackhawks' season opener on October 5th.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

Friday, October 13 (Springfield Falcons)

- Admirals' Home Opener - Join us as we introduce the 2006-07 Admirals roster and kick off the first of 40 regular season games at Scope. Former Redskins' Quarterback Mark Rypien will be participate in pre-game festivities. The first 5,000 fans will receive an Admirals magnetic schedule courtesy of JaniKing.

Saturday, October 14 (Springfield Falcons)

- Pre-Game Party on the Plaza - The Admirals will hold the Pre-Game Party on the Plaza at Scope from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. before the Admirals take on the Falcons. Fans will be able to enjoy a moon bounce and a rock-climbing wall courtesy of Coca-Cola. There will also be live entertainment and much more!

ON THE RADIO/INTERNET

All games are broadcast on 670-AM WPMH, 1270-AM WTJZ and 1450-AM WBVA. The games are also cybercast at SportsJuice.com. Go to www.SportsJuice.com, or click on the link at www.norfolkadmirals.com. Pre-game broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to game starting time.

Games are also viewable through the Internet on a pay-per-view basis through B2 Networks for anyone with a high-speed cable modem, T1 or DSL broadband connection and Windows Media Player 9 or higher. Visit www.norfolkadmirals.com and click the B2 Networks banner to view all Admirals' home and away games.

The first Admirals Hour radio show is Tuesday, October 17th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on 670-AM WPMH, 1270-AM WTJZ, 1450-AM and 1310-AM ESPN Radio. Pete Michaud will welcome Head Coach Mike Haviland in the studio taking fans' calls.

TICKET INFORMATION

Individual tickets for all Admirals' home games are available at the Scope Box Office, all TicketMaster outlets, charge-by-phone at (757) 671-8100 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Season tickets, 20 Game Plans, 10-Packs and group tickets are available through the Admirals' office. For more information, visit the club's website at www.norfolkadmirals.com or call the Admirals at (757) 640-1212.
 

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Bears pick up as they left off

For the first time since 2002, the Hershey Bears found themselves in first place following their season opener.

Call it the remnants of a Calder Cup hangover, or simply a total lack of intensity, but the Bears were absolutely atrocious in their three preseason games.

The first, a 6-3 loss to Philadelphia, could easily have been written off to the fact that the team the Bears put on the ice was made up largely of players still trying to make the roster. Most of them were reassigned to lower leagues shortly thereafter.

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Tigers solid in opener

Like the rest of his young Bridgeport Sound Tigers teammates, Blake Comeau found himself on the ice in almost every situation in Sunday's season opener. Comeau made the most of it in a 5-3 victory over the Binghamton Senators at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. He assisted on four goals, including Steve Regier's empty-netter, moments after Comeau had missed the open net himself. "It's going to really help our development early in the season," said Comeau, who played all seven playoff games for Bridgeport last year after his junior season ended. "We don't really have any designated first, second, third lines. Everybody rolls."


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Phantoms Weekly

WEEK IN REVIEW

Friday, Oct. 6: Phantoms 5, Norfolk 4, OT - Stefan Ruzicka registered just the third natural hat trick in team history with a goal 15 seconds into overtime to give the Phantoms a dramatic 5-4 extra-session win over the Norfolk Admirals. Ruzicka's charge began with a power play goal with just over two minutes gone in the third, and continued with the tying goal at 19:45 of the third period and the game-winner 15 seconds into the extra session. Matt Ellison and Alexandre Picard also scored for the Phantoms, while Martin Houle took the win with 29 saves on 33 shots.

UPCOMING OPPONENTS

Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 - Phantoms at Manitoba: The Phantoms make the trek north of the border to Winnipeg, Manitoba for a two-game set with the Manitoba Moose (Vancouver Canucks). Manitoba opened the season with a four-game in five-night stretch through the Eastern Conference, with stops in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Hamilton, Toronto and Rochester. The Moose went 1-2-1-0 on the trip despite a big weekend from Brad Moran, who emerged as the league's leading scorer after Week One with four goals and three assists for seven points in those four games. Manitoba has a completely new goaltender contingent this year, with Drew MacIntyre coming over from Grand Rapids and Mike Ayers from Syracuse. It will be a homecoming for several Phantoms players. Goaltender Rejean Beauchemin hails from Winnipeg, while friends and family of left wing Triston Grant will be making the 187-kilometer journey down the Yellowhead Highway from Neepawa. Center Marty Murray is from Deloraine, about 328 kilometers away on the Manitoba-North Dakota border.

Sunday, Oct. 15 - Phantoms vs. Binghamton, 7:05, Wachovia Center: The Phantoms will make the long flight home and get right back at it at the Wachovia Center against the Senators (Ottawa Senators). Binghamton went 1-1 in two games last week, rocking Syracuse 4-1 on Saturday before falling to Bridgeport 5-3 on Sunday. Former Phantoms defenseman Charlie Cook is skating for Binghamton this year.

Tickets for Sunday's game, as well as all Phantoms regular season games, are now available! As always, kids tickets for all Phantoms games are just $8.00. Purchase online at phantomshockey.com or to charge by phone, call 1-800-298-4200.

RUZICKA NOMINATED FOR AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Stefan Ruzicka has been nominated for Player of the Week honors this week on the strength of his game-winning performance from Friday night. This week's awards will be announced on Tuesday due to the Columbus Day holiday in the U.S. and the Thanksgiving holiday in Canada.

OPENING NIGHT FODDER

Philadelphia's win on Opening Night pushed the club to a record of 8-3-0-0-0 in season openers and 8-2-1-0-0 in home openers, and also marked the second consecutive year that the Phantoms won in overtime after tying the affair late in regulation. In 2005, it was John Slaney scoring with 2.7 seconds left in regulation before Mark Murphy scored the game-winner at 3:13 of overtime to beat Binghamton 4-3. Friday's win also came on the 10th anniversary of the Phantoms first-ever home game, won over Rochester 3-1 at the Wachovia Spectrum.

PHANTOMS NOTABLES

The other two Phantoms to register natural hat tricks are Jason Zent vs. Albany (4-1W) on November 6, 1998 and Jon Sim vs. Hershey (4-1 W) on February 25, 2005... Ruzicka's hat trick itself was the 29th overall in Phantoms history... Marty Murray recorded three assists in his first AHL game since the 2001-02 season, which also was played with the Phantoms... six of Friday's nine goals came from special teams. The Phantoms were 2-for-9 on the power play while Norfolk was 1-for-8. Philadelphia scored one shorthanded goal and Norfolk had two. Last year, it took 32 games for the Phantoms to give up two shorthanded goals... Two-year Phantoms enforcer Riley Cote made the Flyers out of training camp but has not appeared in either of the team's first two games. His next crack at making his NHL debut comes Tuesday night when the Flyers visit the Rangers.

BIG FUN WITH THE PHANTOMS

The Phantoms have two upcoming promotional weekends that are sure to be a blast for fans of all ages. On October 29, the club will hold a Halloween parade on the ice! Just dress up in your Halloween costume and join the fun!

Then on the weekend of Nov. 3 and 4, the Phantoms welcome all area Scouts to two Scout Nights! We'll be holding an on-ice parade for all Scouts, and Scout groups receive special ticket and food discounts! To register your Scout group, call the Phantoms at 215-465-4522.

PHANTOMSHOCKEY.COM

This week marks the start of a new season on Phantomshockey.com, where we have plans to bring new content to the homepage every day! Look for a weekly recap on Monday's, Coach's Corner with Craig Berube on Tuesdays, a written feature on Wednesdays, the new "Pic of the Week" audio feature with locker room correspondent Alexandre Picard on Thursdays, and game previews and recaps Friday through Sunday. Phantomshockey.com will continue to be the place to get all the information you'd ever want about the Phantoms this season!

B2 RETURNS

Once again this season, all 80 Phantoms games will be broadcast with streaming video through the league's partnership with B2 Networks. A ticket for the game is $6, which allows fans to watch the game via a broadband Internet connection from their own homes! B2 is offering the new Power Play package this season, which offers fans the opportunity to purchase a season pass to all 80 games for as little as $150, a savings of almost 70 percent off the regular price. Visit www.phantomshockey.com for more details.

TICKET INFORMATION

All kids tickets for all Phantoms games are just $8. To purchase, go to phantomshockey.com or call 1-800-298-4200.

UPCOMING OPPONENTS

Date Opponent Site Time

Friday, October 13 Manitoba Moose MTS Centre 8:30

Saturday, October 14 Manitoba Moose MTS Centre 8:30

Sunday, October 15 Binghamton Senators Wachovia Center 7:05

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Date Opponent Site W-L Score

Friday, October 6 Norfolk Admirals Wachovia Center W 5-4 (OT)

RECORD: 1-0-0-0, 2 pts, 3rd, East Division
 

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Sound Tigers Weekly

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, top affiliate of the New York Islanders, opened their sixth season on Sunday with a 5-3 win over the East Division rival Binghamton Senators at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sound Tigers won their only game in the opening week of the season in new Head Coach Dan Marshall's debut.

Powerful start: The Sound Tigers cashed in on three of their first four power play opportunities against the Senators to open a 3-0 first-period lead.

Mr. Setup: Blake Comeau compiled four assists, earning the primary helper on three of the goals. He had two assists on the power play, one at even strength and added a short-handed helper.

New record: Comeau's four assists set a single-game Sound Tigers' record. The previous mark of three assists was held by several players.

Spread the wealth: The Sound Tigers got goals from five different players in their opener: Peter Ferraro, Luch Aquino, Frans Nielsen, Robert Nilsson and Steve Regier all found the back of the net.

Between the pipes: Wade Dubielewicz kicked aside 32 of the 35 shots he faced, including several in a late Senators' push to tie the game.

The week ahead: The Sound Tigers visit rival Hartford on Friday (7 p.m.) and travel to Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton to play the Penguins on Saturday (7:05 p.m.).

Captain named ...

Mark Wotton, who brings 16 years of professional hockey experience to the Sound Tigers this season, was named captain at the start of the regular campaign. Jeremy Colliton and Allan Rourke were named alternate captains for the Sound Tigers.

"Mark Wotton brings character and leadership to the locker room and experience to the ice," Sound Tigers President Howard Saffan said. "He will serve as a great role model for our younger players."

In the community ...

Cruising: The Sound Tigers are scheduled to mingle with their fans in the annual Ferry Boat Cruise on Long Island Sound on Tuesday night (Oct. 10).

Adopt a Tiger: Left wing Jason Pitton, 21, and right wing Luch Aquino, 20, have been adopted for the season by local families in Westport, just a few miles from Bridgeport, in the new Adopt a Tiger program. It is designed to give younger Sound Tiger players who are away from home a chance to enjoy family life during the season. Additionally, the Adopt a Tiger program gives empty-nesters or families with children the company of a son and/or brother.

Player of the week nominee ...

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers nominate Blake Comeau for the CCM/Vector AHL Player of the Week award for the first week of the season. Comeau compiled four assists in Sunday's win at Binghamton. The 20-year-old Comeau, who played in seven playoff games with Bridgeport last season, was a +2 in his regular-season Sound Tigers' debut Sunday.

Off Ice and Personal with ...

Matt Koalska

Koalska, 26, is a 5-foot-11, 190-pound centerman. Born in St. Paul, Minn, he was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Koalska played at the University of Minnesota and scored the game-tying goal with less than a minute left in regulation in the 2002 NCAA Championship game, won by Minnesota. He is now in his third season with the Sound Tigers. Koalska had 19 goals and 30 assists for 40 points in 75 regular season games with the Sound Tigers a year ago.

On the jersey: Wears No. 24

Shoots: Left

Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.

When he first laced up the skates: Koalska says he was two or three years old when he hit the ice for the first time. "As soon as I could walk," is when Koalska says he started to skate.

Best cities he's traveled to for hockey games: Koalska says the rich sports history in the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh make them two of his favorite places go on the road.

In the offseason: Koalska stays in shape by playing tennis and also hits the golf courses. He reunites with former college hockey teammates in a summer softball league. "It gives us a chance to see each other once a week," he said.

Teams he roots for: The Minnesota Twins and Vikings

Among his hobbies: Watching movies and fishing.

Food of choice: Polish tacos made by his dad. The ingredients are a secret and Koalska says they're "unbelievable."

Schedule and ticket information ...

The Sound Tigers play their first home game Oct. 20 against Hartford at 7 p.m. For tickets, including group discounts, call the Sound Tigers at 203-334-4625 or visit soundtigers.com.
 
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